Acoustic, folk, jazz, original songs and arrangements.

Appleby Stone have been performing a rich mix of jazz, contemporary and traditional folk since 2010, including a large repertoire of beautiful original songs.
They perform as a three-piece group: vocals, saxophones, flute, guitar, double bass. They can also work as a duo.
Tickets for our own events are available through Pindrop Events
  • Thursday August 26th 2021 18:00
    The Ledberry, Secret Garden Café, Ledbury, 01531 632676
  • Saturday February 29th 2020 20:00
  • Saturday December 14th 2019 20:00
  • Saturday October 18th 2019 18:00
    Duo, Private party, Tewkesbury
  • Saturday September 21st 2019 15:00
    Duo, Private party, Cheltenham
  • Saturday September 14th 2019 20:00
  • Sunday July 28th 2019 15:00
    Duo, The Lower Lode, Tewkesbury
  • Saturday June 29th 2019 19:00
    Duo, The Ox Shed, Cotswold Farm Park
  • Saturday May 11th 2019 19:00
    The Monkland Arms, Leominster HR6 9DE
  • Saturday Feb 16th 2019 19:00
    The Cafe At The Stores, Colwall
  • Thursday July 5th 2018, 20:00
    Duo, The Barn, Ledbury HR8 1DS
  • Saturday June 23rd 2018, 19:00
    Private Party, Chapel Lawn, Shropshire
  • Saturday May 20th, 2017
    Café At The Stores, Colwall
  • Saturday April 8th, 2017. 7:30pm
    Ale House Concert
  • Friday February 24th, 2017. 8:30pm
    The Royal, Charlton Kings
  • Saturday December 17th, 2016. 7:00pm
    Ale House Concert, with Martin Carthy
  • Friday 25th November, 2016
    The Malthouse Bar & Kitchen, Stroud
  • Saturday November 12th, 2016
    Café At The Stores, Colwall
  • Friday 14th October, 2016
    The Malthouse Bar & Kitchen, Stroud
  • Friday 23rd September 2016
    Appleby Kinsey & Friends, Ale House Concert
  • Friday 16th September, 2016
    The Malthouse Bar & Kitchen, Stroud
  • Saturday 3rd September, 2016
    Private wedding, Hope Bagot
  • Saturday August 20th 2016, 10:15am
    NESTfest 2016
  • Saturday July 9th 2016
    Café AtThe Stores, Colwall
  • Saturday 4th June 2016
    Private party, Powick
  • Saturday April 23rd 2016, 8:00 pm
    Ale House Concert
  • Thursday 10th December 2015, 8:00 pm
    Ale House Concert
  • Thursday 12th November 2015
    Corporate event, Hereford
  • Saturday 15th August 2015
    Private wedding, Pembridge
  • Saturday 19th September 2015, 8:00 pm
    Ale House Concert
  • Tuesday 1st September 2015
    Private wedding, Brinsop Court
  • Sunday August 16th 2015, 16:00
    The Marlbank Beer Festival, Welland
  • Sunday 9th August 2015
    Lakefest 2015
  • Tuesday 14th July 2015
    Private party
  • Thursday, 11th June 2015, 7:30 pm
    Bistro Mondo, Ross-on-Wye
  • Friday, 29th May 2015, 7:30 pm
    Jazz Supper, Talbot Inn, Newnham bridge, WR15 8JF
  • Saturday 25th April 2015, 8:00 pm
    Ale House Concert, Colwall
  • Saturday 21st February 2015, 8:00 pm
    Ale House Concert, Colwall
  • Saturday 31st January 2015, 2pm
    Ice Bytes, Ledbury
  • Saturday 20th December 2014, 8:00 pm
    Ale House Christmas Concert, Colwall
  • Thursday, 11th December 2014, 7:30 pm
    Bistro Mondo, Ross-on-Wye
  • Saturday 15th November, 7:30 pm
    Stroud Brewery
  • Friday 7th November 2014, 7:30 pm
    Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton
  • Saturday 11th October 2014
    Private wedding, Clun
  • Sunday 5th October 2014
    Duke Of York, Berrow nr Malvern
  • Saturday 20th September 2014, 7:30 pm
    Ale House Concert, Colwall
  • Friday 19th September 2014, 8:00 pm
    Malvern Jazz Weekend, The Red Lion, Great Malvern
  • Saturday 13th September 2014, 4 pm
    SnodFest, Upton Snodsbury
  • Thursday 4th September 2014, 7:30 pm
    Bistro Mondo, Ross-on-Wye
  • 31st August 2014, 8:45 pm
    The Inn, Redmarley D'Abitot
  • 31st August 2014, 6 pm
    Worcester Music Festival
  • 29th August 2014, 6 pm
    >Worcester Music Festival
  • 27th August 2014 8:30 pm
    Choice Radio at Worcester Royal Hospital
  • 2nd August 2014
    Private party, Raglan
  • 26th July 2014, 8:00 pm
    Malvern Rocks Festival
  • 24th July 2014
    Headlining Wizzafest acoustic night
  • 13th July 2014
    Ledbury Poetry Festival Town Party (duo)
  • 12th July 2014
    Priddy Folk Festival (club stage)
  • 5th July 2014, 15:45
    West Fest, West Malvern
  • 19th June 2014
    Corsham Summer Festival
  • 17th May 2014, 7:30pm
    Ale House Concert, Colwall
  • 24th April 2014, 8:30pm
    Bistro Mondo, Ross-on-Wye
  • 15th March 2014, 2pm
    Ice Bytes, Ledbury
  • 4pm 2nd March 2014
    “BBC Introducing” live session Ledbury Market Theatre
  • 30th Aug 2013
    The Worcester Music Festival
  • 11th August 2013
    Cirencester Music In The Park
  • 4th August 2013
    Malvern Rocks Music Festival
  • 2nd August 2013
    Malvern Rocks Music Festival
  • 7th July 2013
    Imperial Garden Bar, Cheltenham
  • 26th June 2013
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 1st June 2013
    Private Party, Castlemorton
  • 27th May 2013
    Tall Ships Festival, Gloucester
  • 26th May 2013
    The Lakeside Cafe And Bar
  • 6th April 2013
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 2nd April 2013
    The Great Malvern Hotel
  • 3rd October 2012
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 21st September 2012
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 12th September 2012
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 1st September 2012
    Stroud Subscription Rooms
  • 27th August 2012
    The Worcester Music Festival
  • 11th August 2012
    Private party, Ledbury
  • 8th August 2012
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 1st August 2012
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 22nd July 2012
    Private party, Northleach
  • 18th July 2012
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 13th July 2012
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 7th July 2012
    Imperial Garden Bar, Cheltenham
  • 4th July 2012
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 27th June 2012
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 20th June 2012
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 8th June 2012
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 1st June 2012
    The Marlbank Inn Beer Festival
  • 30th May 2012
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 20th May 2012
    The Priory Inn, Tetbury
  • 16th May 2012
    Sir Edward Elgar riverboat
  • 5th May 2012
    Cheltenham Jazz Festival Fringe
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Ken Appleby
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began playing guitar in his early teens using an instrument his older brother brought back from a school trip to Spain.
After years trying to play like John Renbourn and Bert Jansch, and on the advice of Robin Williamson of The Incredible String Band who he met in McCabe‘s guitar shop in Santa Monica, he switched to trying to play like himself and got better results.
With many years of experience performing and arranging he now has very much his own style.
With Emma Stone and formerly with Catherine Kinsey he is a writer, co-writer and arranger of Appleby Stone‘s original material.
Emma Stone
emma stone
Emma is a naturally gifted musician. She has been playing flute since the age of 8 and saxophone since the age of 14.
As well as being a virtuosic improviser she also writes and co-writes much of the band‘s new material. She is a vital creative energy in the group, bringing original ideas and spontaneity to rehearsals. She is also a much-valued and in-demand teacher, a talented and sensitive interpreter of songs and a superb vocalist.
Emma also has a wonderful, generous ability to bring together and nurture musical ideas from the musicians she works with.
She has hundreds of performances under her belt including the main stage at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Emma was educated at Dartington College from where she received a degree in Music Performance.
Paul Smith
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On double bass and 5-string electric upright bass Paul brings a mountain of experience and considerable creative talent to the ensemble.
He has been playing bass for around 40 years, which, he claims, works out at 10 years per string. A little banjo playing will also appear in his repertoire.
He is a regular member of another hugely popular local band whose style is as far removed from Appleby Stone as could be, which shows his wonderful talent and versatility.
Paul also spends many hours a week helping others in charitable causes.

“A great sound ... a class act” Julie July 2020

“Appleby Stone provided a first class act which created a real buzz and set a great atmosphere. Every single guest expressed how much they enjoyed it.
I wish I could have them at all my gatherings. Thank you for a great memory!” Emma Taylor, Cheltenham 2019

“Brilliant! We thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening. Two encores!” Ale House audience September 2019

“Superb arrangements and original songs. A wonderful evening. Thank you!” Ale House audience September 2019

“Thank you for last night. You sounded great and there was a lovely atmosphere.” Ed Ellistone, Manager, The Feathers Hotel, Ledbury

Email
ken@pindropevents.co.uk
Mobile
07979 542 449
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